Yesterday an old friend (the one I’ve talked about that owes me a lot of money) had a baby. Congrats to him, for sure, even though I of course have my reservations. (Mostly because he still owes me $5500.)
When he texted me last night to tell me that he would have his payment out this week, that things had gotten crazy, I replied with a simple, “I saw! Congrats!” This is much nicer than I have been lately, believe it or not. It’s hard for me to be mean to people but, honestly, I’ve had to do it this time and I was pleased with the results. In reply, my friend sent me a picture of his girl. I gave the most heartfelt blessing I could.
“I hope your daughter grows up to be a beautiful, smart, self actualized woman.”
The reply I got was “thanks”.
Is this a cultural thing? Does my friend’s religion frown on beautiful, smart, self actualized women? (I think it does. But what do I know?) Isn’t this really one of the best things that you can wish on a child?
My question is, what do you wish for newborns? What blessings do you bestow? In that moment I felt like I had gone from being the three fairy godmothers in Sleeping Beauty to being the wicked witch.